Computational generation method of elemental images using a Kinect sensor in 3D depth-priority integral imaging

3D 깊이우선 집적영상 디스플레이에서의 키넥트 센서를 이용한 컴퓨터적인 요소영상 생성방법

  • Received : 2015.09.17
  • Accepted : 2015.10.26
  • Published : 2016.01.31


In this paper, we propose a generation of 2D elemental images for 3D objects using Kinect in 3D depth-priority integral imaging (DPII) display. First, we analyze a principle to pickup elemental images based on ray optics. Based on our analysis, elemental images are generated with both RGB image and depth image recorded from Kinect. We reconstruct 3D images from the elemental images with the computational integral imaging reconstruction technique and then compare various perspective images. To show the usefulness of the proposed method, we carried out the preliminary experiments. The experimental results reveal that our method can provide correct 3D images with full parallax.


Supported by : Pukyong National University


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